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Think back to high school—I know, it’s a painful journey, but I promise we won’t stay long—and the books we were assigned to read, discuss, and evaluate. Think about the classics of American literature, from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Aldous Huxley. Think back to the...read more
Group projects, from short story or novella anthologies through to continuing series pose challenges as well as offering great rewards. This article presents key planning elements and how to approach a group project to make the experience work positively for...read more
Starting August 8, 2016, I’ll be teaching a month-long class at Savvy Authors called “Writing Believable Police Heroes,” based on interviews I did with a number of senior officers with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office in Spartanburg, SC. This 300-man department...read more
I am a Workaholic Slacker. Contradiction in terms? I think not. Those of you who are both workaholics and slackers will know exactly what I mean. I think one of the hallmarks of the Workaholic Slacker is the ability to appear lost in a frantic storm of activity but...read more
On occasion, you’ll catch a glimpse of the copy editor in its native habitat—in a little hovel somewhere, hunched over piles of manuscripts—and if you look closely, you’ll notice them smirking from time to time. You may ask yourself why. Are they making fun of you or...read more
There is a lot of advice swirling around out in author-success-land about “building platforms,” “growing email lists,” and “expanding reach.” I’ve been bombarded with stumbled upon services that offer to help me achieve these things so I can “focus on writing...read more